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12 m tO O i.d OI Lynn Freer got a great set of photos Miscellaneous... your editor had been trying for off and Generally, aerial applicators are able on. I'd hear the crop duster grab the to spray 100 acres in under 30 minutes. camera - and never catch him at the Most crop dusting planes are built to right time. On the other hand, Lynn endure 30 to 100 takeoffs and landings Freer had that "in the right place at the each day. right time moment" and snapped away. Crop dusting accounts for nearly 20 Lynn agreed that (correct term) aerial percent of all crop protection products applicators are unbelievable pilots. And on Illinois farms. the one thing Lynn couldn't accomplish Half of agricultural pilots work was getting the pilot to look at him for between 100 and 200 days a year during that(golden) photo, the busy season, usually spraying between eight to 12 hours each day. QUILTED ITEMS By Karen...available at Salt Creek Attic. Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Tuesday, August 25 On board this flight will be eighty- The Honor Flight'retums to Abraham two Veterans representing the US Air Lincoln Capital Airport that same eve- Force, Army, Marines and Navy, with 10 ning, arriving around 9:30 PM. Family, from World War II, 50 from the Korean friends and the general public are encour- era and 22 who served during the Viet- aged to come to the airport to welcome nam War era. Along with their Guard- these Veterans who come from two out- ian escorts, they willbe flying to Wash- of-state towns and 53 Illinois communi- ington, DC, aboard a Sun Country 737 ties.., including Mt. Pulaski. charter jetliner on a day trip to visit and ,It is suggested to arrive at the airport reflect at their Memorials in the coun- by 8:30 or so and wearing red, white try's capital. Once the airplane lands at and blue to show your patriotic spirit is Ronald Reagan National Airport in DC, encouraged. Balloons, small flags, post- the Veterans and Guardians will board ers, signs, handshakes, hugs, and kisses their three coach buses, designated Red, are also allowed to welcome these heroes White and Blue for the day. home. Crop dusters can often make $100,000 or more annually because of the inher- ent risks and specialized skills required to do the job. And how can we not mention Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic movie North By Northwest with Cary Grant who is terror- ized by a murderous crop-dusting pilot. Just before the plane heads towards Grant a stranger stops and says to Grant, "That's funny. That plane's dust- ing crops where there ain't no crops". Always keep this movie in mind when you stop to watch aerial a pplicators in theiryellow planes... make sure... there're crops to dust... Conversation Starters Missoud is considering ending Eleanor Roosevelt is the top College textbooks have gone up algebra as one of its require- choice for a woman to be put on 1,041% in the past 40 years. ments for college, the $10 Bill. Legal expert wams robots need 42% of students at a Georgia 12-year-old English gid reportedly to be regulated before they multi- elementary school don't speak has a 162 IQ, higher than Albert ply and demand voting rights. English. Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Knee injury may help identify New Ebola vaccine is causing GOP debate was the most what may be the remains of concem; it is reportedly related widely watched non-sporting Philip II, father of Alexander the to rabies, event ever on Cable. Great. Moody's Analytics predicts a Democrat will win the White House next year. NASA signed a $490 Million contract with Russia to fly our astronauts back and forth to the Intemational Space Station. A marijuana startup in Califomia wants to start delivering with drones. Michigan bookstore is offering refunds for the latest novel by Harper Lee. 6 Mi~rosoR says it will support the Self-driving cars will cut insur- new time zone created by North ance rates down by 60% in the Korea. next 15 years. Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty-four times-issues) per year by Mich;~el Lakin, 311 S: Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Business, Editorial Offices, Accounting and Circulation Office: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St.,Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Lakin P O Box 114 - 311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-303-6159 mtlmlasl~cimes@gmail.com